Traditional 235 work days
Salary Range: $47,665 - $57,896
Essential Functions and Objectives:
Administers and manages activities within a specific area of a responsibility. Serves as the subject matter expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes.
Responsible for managing the business activities for a cohort of 3-4 schools. With minimal guidance and supervision and a high degree of autonomy, provides support by processing all financial transactions, including payroll, procurement card, and requisitions. Strategizes with school leaders with regard to solutions surrounding Human Resources hiring and posting procedures and options. Completes monthly analysis and reconciliation in order to process entries and correct any errors (budget transfers, journal entries) and keeps detailed records for all transactions in an organized and standard system. Consults with Financial Partners and school leaders regarding strategic decision making and financial planning.
- Provides various support and conducts activities related to logistics, reporting, training, communications, and processes. Participates in the planning and implementation of new initiatives.
- Assesses and troubleshoots escalated problems and applies expert understanding to resolve complex challenges of stakeholders; focuses on root cause identification in order to achieve systemic and sustainable improvement. Approves and documents exceptions for compliance record keeping and reporting.
- Ensures appropriate key stakeholder involvement in planning, goal-setting, and implementation to achieve buy-in of work products. Ensures purposeful, positive and professional interactions and relationships with all stakeholders; enables consistent application of work products across the district.
- Identifies opportunities for improvement, prioritizes, and recommends solutions to management. Implements approved enhancements to ensure consistency across the district. Identifies opportunities to reduce costs; analyzes available data, trends, and feedback, and ensures compliance with expectations for optimal operation and goal achievement.
- Collects, reviews, and processes financial information and creates necessary financial reports; maintains all aspects of a school’s business transactions, ensuring accurate and timely processing; and provides input to financial partners and administrators to aid in developing a complete and integrated budget that includes all funds available to the school
- Provides oversight for the following financial and human resources processes: accounts payable/receivables, purchasing/receiving, p-card program, payroll, grants administration, posting positions, journal entries and ledger, and account reconciliations; maintains high levels of accuracy and integrity as well as adherence to District and federal regulations.
- Analyzes business operations, staffing requirements, financial commitments, and obligations in order to project future expenses and provide advice.
- Develops and maintains effective working relationships with financial services and other departments.
- Acts to consistently ensure the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of designated financial records with minimal supervision and keeps financial partner and/or school leaders informed of all exceptions, variances, or violations to established rules.
- Provides guidance to school leaders and acts as liaison to District departments and/or functions on behalf of schools, providing broad direction as well as individual support and management.
- Demonstrates cost consciousness and fiscal responsibility while performing the duties of this position.
- Provides creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience in budgeting and accounting, utilizing automated systems.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), specialized accounting and budgeting software, as well as Google Suite with emphasis in Sheets, Forms, and Docs.
- Effective time management and organizational skills.
- Effective communication skills.
- Strong attention to accuracy and detail.
- Effectively handles multiple demands and competing deadlines.
- The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.
- Works collaboratively with others on a team.
- Aptitude for variety and changing expectations in a fast-paced environment.
- Knowledge of basic accounting and mathematical operations required for the position.
- Ability to develop new processes and identify improvements.
- Ability to perform detailed calculations and stay focused on the project.
- Willingness and ability to travel to site locations throughout the District as needed.
- Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience.
The COO Office has a dynamic team of highly experienced people working to maintain the integrity of Denver Public Schools and the accountability of what we do as a team. We strive to meet all of the needs of our schools, Administrative buildings and constituents. The operations team encompasses Facilities, Enterprise Management, Transportation, Technology, School of Choice, Planning and Assessment, Safety and Security, Program Management, Operations Outreach and Engagement, Finance and Operations Support Services. We are the building blocks of the operations side of Denver Public Schools. We stand on our core values Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Collaboration, Fun and of course Students First. There are a lot of opportunities for anyone looking to work in an innovative, caring, and fast paced, growing entity. Come and check out Team DPS.
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.
DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.